The University of Alabama Libraries
Research & Instructional Services Librarian-Assistant ProfessorThe University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinkinglibrarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to
research and instructional services in social sciences or
humanities.Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services,
this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction
materials and library assignments and to identify needs and
opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments.The
ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out
further knowledge in teaching and learning theories.S\/he will be
responsible for developing a robust instruction and outreach
program, both in-person and online, while also offering software
application training and support related to areas of responsibility
for the disciplines assigned.This position also plans and
coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative
programs and communities, such as undergraduate research and Honors
College, and participates in instruction for Freshman Writing.This
position promotes collaboration and shared information experiences
among graduate students, assists with development and
implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving
services and collections, and creates and utilizes a variety of
technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and
objectives.This position collaborates with a broad range of
stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary
services in support of cutting-edge approaches in instruction and
research.This position may also provide outreach to non-academic
units, such as student housing, to develop events and services that
promote the University Libraries, supervise staff and students as
required, and perform other duties\/functions as requested.
Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment
continues to change.The University of Alabama Libraries has
recently re-envisioned the liaison program with more emphasis on
outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and
students.Working in a team environment in the University
Libraries, the successful candidate must be willing to continually
learn, develop, and apply additional expertise through work related
experiences and professional development opportunities.S\/he must
also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and
complex problems in an academic setting.
Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an
Knowledge of reference\/instructional services in an academic
Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to
support undergraduate and graduate education.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information
literacy instruction and information technologies.
Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be
utilized in an academic library.
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage
Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction,
collections and services to various groups.
Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume
additional and\/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to
set and model high performance standards.
Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and
long range goals.
Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve
problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an
Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along
with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising,
Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work
cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working
Bachelors or graduate degree in social sciences or
One to three years of experience providing
reference\/instructional services in an academic library
Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning
Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management
ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University,
is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior
comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama.UA enrolls
over 38,000 students.Ranked among the top 60 public universities
in the nation in U.S.News and World Report's annual college
rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public
universities in the 2018 rankings.University of Alabama students
continue to win prestigious national awards.Fifty-one UA students
have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017.The
University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars,
16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars.The
University of Alabama is a leader among public universities
nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more
than 500 currently enrolled.Under the leadership of President
Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that
includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate
education.UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of
200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a
reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community
with an excellent quality of life.Tuscaloosa provides easy access
to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf
The University Libraries maintains memberships in the
Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research
Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet,
LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation
Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.As a U.S.
Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves
Alabama libraries and the public.The University Libraries homepage
may be accessed at http:\/\/www.lib.ua.edu
Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a
pre-employment background investigation.
SALARY\/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track renewable faculty
appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on
qualifications.Salary is $52,000.08-$60,000 commensurate with
qualifications and experience.Strong benefits including
professional development support and tuition fee waiver.Moving
reimbursement may be available.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https:\/\/facultyjobs.ua.edu Click Search Positions.University Libraries in
Organization drop down box.Please include your application,
Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail
addresses of three references, including one current
Position open until filled.Applications received by April 30,
2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.
The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action\/Equal
Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of
our faculty and staff.Applicants from a broad spectrum of people,
including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons,
are especially encouraged to apply.
For questions regarding the search, contact Dr.Millie Jackson,
Senior Associate Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY\/AFFIRMATIVE
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